04-10-2012 05:27 PM
gosh, can the trackpad's left button pretty much be called (semi) defective? Click & drag is a PAIN, in both, Windows and OS X! I have to press the button *really* hard while one-finger dragging on the touchpad, otherwise the drag operation interrupts: a window drag stops, dragged content (files, folders etc.) drop .. *extremely* annoying!!
When I use the top-left mouse button + the tp instead dragging works, so it's definitely that left trackpad key which is not good. I need that for intuitivity! The top-left key is an addition, which I simply don't always think of.
Please feedback - did I receive a personal lemon, or is this just another amateurish wireless kb/tp combo? I might have to return it, depending on responses ..... thank you.
04-10-2012 06:08 PM
Not just you the left click button is not great, works better toward the right edge, I could live with that if only they would make it a real multi touch not just a single 2 finger function.
A more accurate description would be single touch with scrolling
04-10-2012 09:29 PM
Single touch with two finger (wrist destroying) scrolling.
Why are there no dedicated multimedia keys... play pause, forward, back, stop?
A HTPC oriented kb should have the entertainment part of it down. Even logitechs cheapest wired keybards have those?
My logitech k360 can let you preset all the function 1 - 12 keys with media and hotkey function and then set them as the primary function so you dont need to press the FN + F1 - 12 to access them.
This kb lets you set hotkeys but doesnt let you make them the primary function so you dont need to use the FN key. Thats all software and they can fix it. Please fix it in the next setpoint release PLEASE!!!!
06-16-2012 07:14 PM - edited 06-16-2012 07:16 PM
a drag/select which omits the first character (try it!).
I forgot about this on my OP. It IS a problem. And try dragging window borders to resize! You can sort of get around it by first dragging a little bit perpendicularly from the direction you want to, in order for it to lock onto the thing you're trying to drag, but it's annoying and not always works. The Trackpad people are reporting similar dumbtastic software issues. Here's hoping for Setpoing 7! (Yeah, right.)
08-21-2012 06:04 PM
I'm so dissapointed to see others having this same issue with the left touchpad button. All along I thought I just had a defective unit but it seems that this is some sort of flaw with the design or engineering of this keyboard. I was hoping to have Logitech replace my keyboard but if this something that is a known issue with these models that is just horrible. Otherwise it was perfect for my HTPC... Did you ever get it straightened out?
09-25-2012 05:35 PM
Great piece of equipment, disagree with some of the complaints here - I love the clean, simple layout of the keyboard. I would hate to see more multimedia keys that don't work in my favorite video players anyway.
The touchpad also works fine, about as good as you could expect from a cheap, home unit such as the K400. Scrolling works great, better than my laptop trackpad.
The only thing that's REALLY REALLY MISSING is TWO-FINGER MIDDLE CLICK support! Not just for Linux users but to close tabs in web browsers as well - this is a common home user scenario that this unit should support.
Dear Logitech, if you could just spare an engineer for an afternoon to add that to the driver software you can ignore all the other complaints :-P
09-25-2012 05:39 PM
How would you add middle mouse button functionality to the trackpad through AutoHotKey? If you mean re-assigning a different key to act as middle mouse button, well, the keyboard really doesn't have they keys to spare for that... Not to mention it would require using two hands since none of the keys are on the right hand side of the keyboard. But if you have a good solution for making the trackpad emulate middle button click I'd love to hear it!
10-06-2012 03:25 PM - edited 10-06-2012 03:43 PM
What I do with my netbook track pad is set the pad single-tap 'tap-to-click' as left click (double-tap and drag = click-and-drag). Then I set the left pad button to middle click leaving the right pad button as right click. I find this works really well, and I don't mind having no left click button at all.
I don't know if the Logitech software will support such, but I would think it a minimum. A very bare minimum. So I imagine it does. Logitech need to look at the Synaptic 'Scrybe' software and pad drivers that many netbook/laptop pads use for more advanced functionality. It really is the apex in the field, and Logitech could do worse than simply buy in the Scrybe software from Synaptic rather than trying to reinvent the wheel.
Another idea; The K400 would benefit from a few more media keys along the top (launch media player, play/pause, track skip left & right) as it has the space and such would really make it a great media keyboard when using with a media PC connected to the TV.
If it had all this functionality I would be tempted to buy.